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UAE President pardons 879 prisoners, pays off their debts on occasion of Ramadan

UAE President pardons 879 prisoners, pays off their debts on occasion of Ramadan

The President will also pay off the liabilities and debts of the prisoners.



By (Wam)

Published: Tue 16 Jun 2015, 8:19 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:53 PM

ABU DHABI -- UAE President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the release of 879 prisoners across the country on the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan, national news agency wam reported today.

The President will also pay off the liabilities and debts of the prisoners.

The prisoners’ release comes as part of the President’s keenness to give pardoned inmates an opportunity to start a new life and bring about stability to their families.

Commenting on the release of the prisoners, Salim Saeed Kubaish, UAE Attorney-General, said that the President granting pardon and thus enabling 879 prisoners across the country to be released and paying off their debts on the occasion of Ramadan underscores the President's commitment to preserve the unity of the UAE and direct all energies of its citizens for building a better future.

''With this supreme order, the President gives the released inmates a true opportunity to re-integrate as good members into the community, engage in and contribute positively to the process of building the nation's future. The pardon embodies a humanitarian touch which will give the released inmates the opportunity to reunite with their families in the Holy Month of Ramadan,'' he said in a statement about the humanitarian gesture.

The pardon, he noted, will provide a strong motive to other prisoners to behave well so as to be pardoned in the future.


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